ABC monster sitcom The Middle has hit up Fervor Records for some authentic 1980s tuneage. Hard Times, from New Wave darlings, The Jetzons, appears in episode 610. Re-live the heyday of the New Wave era with The Jetzons on iTunes and/or Spotify.Read More
Cult icons The Jetzons released their 6 song New Wave masterpiece Made In America in 1982. On February 18th, 2015 the hit period drama The Americans will feature the band’s quirky dance floor anthem 4-3-1 in episode 304. Tune in The Americans on FX and experience The Jetzons on iTunes and/or Spotify.
Fans of the 1994 video game Sonic The Hedgehog tie Fervor Records to long standing musical mystery involving the iconic game and the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Video game pioneer, Sega, originally tapped Michael Jackson to contribute music to their flagship Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Jackson’s involvement has been shrouded in mystery with some fans believing Michael’s song Who Is It served as the inspiration for Sonic’s Ice Cap level, while others attributed the inspiration to Smooth Criminal. The singer’s pending legal woes and conflicting opinions regarding the sound chip in the game system caused Michael to step back from the project but his musical director, Brad Buxer, remained on the gig. Over a decade earlier Buxer was part of the popular New Wave outfit, The Jetzons.
Enter Fervor Records who acquired The Jetzons catalog in 2008. The label uncovered several unreleased tracks in the archives and re-packaged the cult masterpiece as,The Complete Jetzons. Die hard Hedgehog fans discovered The Jetzons’ 1983 song, Hard Times (from the Fervor release), as the obvious basis for Sonic 3’s Icecap level. This dismisses Jackson’s involvement by directly tying Brad Buxer to the much debated soundtrack. The discovery has spread like wildfire on the internet prompting multiple Hard Times/Sonic mashup re-mixes and audio wave analysis. YouTube, gamer boards and blogs continue to light up.
Sonic The Hedgehog now celebrates its 20th anniversary. A re-mastered version launched as an app for both Android and iOS earlier this month. It will also roll out as a new animated series slated for Fall 2014. The Complete Jetzons is available at digital e-railers worldwide.
Special thanks to Serene Dominic and The Phoenix New Times for interview and feature with Fervor execs. We are honored to support valley artists by bringing them exposure on national television! Read the full article here on The Phoenix New Times!
Thanks to Nicki Escudero of the Phoenix New Times for the coverage of The Frozen Ground placements….click on the image to read the full article!Read More